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Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. According to Feeding America, food insecurity exists in every state, county, parish and congressional district across the United States. Seniors, in particular, face unique challenges that put them at risk of food insecurity, like choosing between buying food and medicine, or struggling to access food without reliable transportation.

Food insecurity affects 1 in 10 Americans
Food insecurity exists in every community we serve.

In collaboration with Humana’s Bold Goal, Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in the Kansas City area now screen all patients for food insecurity, and then provide resources to those in need.

We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this important work. Food insecurity impacts both physical and mental health. Our nurse practitioners are excited to work with a company that is focused on removing barriers to the health and well-being of our patients and communities.

Deborah Prior, ARNP, FNP-BC
Assistant Area Director Clinic Operations,
Kansas City/Topeka/Lawrence/Wichita Walgreens